Winter Storms

In the event of a winter storm, visit www.trumbull-ct.gov for the most up-to-date news and information.

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Winter Storm Preparation Resources

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can:

  • Last a few hours or several days;
  • Knock out heat, power, and communication services; and
  • Place older adults, young children, and sick individuals at greater risk. 

Please remember to check in on your neighbors, especially those who are elderly or disabled, to ensure they are safe.

Preparedness Resources

Winter Storm Watch

A Winter storm Watch is issued when a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet are possible in the area within 48 hours.

  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping.
  • Insulate pipes to keep them from freezing.
  • Fully charge cell phones and battery packs.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days.
  • Review the items in your disaster supply kit; and add items to meet the household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and function needs or pets.
  • Listen closely to instructions from local officials.

Winter Storm Warning

A Winter storm Watch is issued when a hazardous winter weather in the form of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet are imminent in the area within 24 hours.

  • Complete storm preparations.
  • Listen closely to instructions from local officials.

After the Winter Storm

  • Listen to local officials for updates and instructions.
  • Check with family and friends to tell them you are safe and find out if they are safe.
  • Clear snow away from exhaust vents to prevent Carbon Monoxide build up.
  • Clear snow away from fire hydrants.
  • Prevent ice dams on the edge of your home's roof.
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow or strenuous activity. Overexertion can cause a heart attack or stroke.